PJ Library’s Israel Hub

Happy 75th birthday, Israel!

April 25 to 26, 2023, will mark Israel’s 75th year as a modern state. That’s a big reason to celebrate, so we’ve created this hub to take you on a virtual voyage to Israel. Start your trip below with video tours, a story podcast, music, food, booklists, and activities. For parents, there’s a PJ Library deep dive into Israel’s map, tips for talking with your kids about Israel, and links to more great resources.

To start Israel’s birthday party off right, we mailed some gifts to PJ Library subscribers. Kids ages 3 and under received an Israel memory card game; on this page, look for the DIY templates so you can get creative and expand the game with more memory cards of your own.

Kids ages 4-8 got the Israel Trail family board game. Below you can find printable instructions to have handy if you need a rule refresher and additional downloadable game challenges that add even more excitement to the game for older kids.

Have fun and nesiya tova (have a great trip)!

Kiddo Learns About Israel podcast


  • /beyond-books/pjblog/march-2023/more-about-the-map-of-israel
    Israel Trail Game
    About the Map of Israel

  • /beyond-books/pjblog/april-2017/tour-israel-with-these-picture-books
    Israel Memory Game
    PJ Library Books About Israel

  • https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/modern-israeli-history-a-timeline/
    Israel Resources — Parents
    Historical Timeline of Israel

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    Israel Resources — Parents
    More Israel Resources

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_lS2GR2wz8&list=PLT8NilM_8EhMRKE3hUuukqjPuZKhaRWxW&t=1s
    Israel Resources — Kids
    Virtual Tour of Jerusalem: Part 1

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pS2ZAMT2Zw&list=PLT8NilM_8EhMRKE3hUuukqjPuZKhaRWxW&index=2
    Israel Resources — Kids
    Virtual Tour of Jerusalem: Part 2

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3JeXLu63Gw
    Israel Resources — Kids
    Tour Jerusalem with Shalom Sesame

  • https://pjafternoonswithmimi.podbean.com/e/kiddo-tours-israel-a-special-bonus-episode/?token=b09b8b637b6847df094b874bc6b9f3b7
    Israel Resources — Kids
    Kiddo Learns About Israel

  • https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7KJIC5LtNZzPGKHw1xQ6Dk
    Israel Resources — Kids
    Israel Music Playlist

  • /beyond-books/pjblog/january-2019/how-to-learn-hebrew-with-your-kids
    Israel Resources — Kids
    Learn Hebrew Words

  • /beyond-books/pjblog/june-2019/10-kid-friendly-spots-to-visit-in-israel
    Israel Resources — Kids
    10 Kid-Friendly Spots in Israel

  • /beyond-books/pjblog/may-2016/popular-foods-from-israel
    Israel Resources — Kids
    5 Popular Foods from Israel

  • https://pjourway.org/Blog/Kid/2018-04/how-do-you-like-to-eat-hummus
    Israel Resources — Kids
    Hummus Fest (age 9 and up)